Cost of living payment
You may be able to get a payment to help with the cost of living if you're getting certain benefits or tax credits. Check if you're eligible.
Book a free one hour session with Citizens Advice Gateshead and find out if you are eligible for any unclaimed welfare benefits or social tariffs. Visit Citizens Advice for the session dates and more information.
Support with applying for benefits
You can apply for most of the benefits mentioned in this section online. If you can't use a computer at all, or have reading or learning difficulties, call us on 0191 433 4646.
A package of additional government support is available for some people on benefits and for people who receive Council Tax Support. If you are entitled to more help towards Council Tax, we will send you a revised bill and a letter explaining it.